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Geoffrey Cantor, Emeritus Professor

History of physics, especially optics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Science and religion: especially Quaker and Jewish engagements with science
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John Christie, Honorary Fellow

History of Scottish Science; Social History of Science; Enlightenment Science, especially Chemistry; Science, Language and Literature; Science, Art and Aesthetics; Theoretical Historiography.
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Michael A. Finn, Director of the Museum of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine

+44 (0)113 343 3460

Histories of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurology; Museums and Material Culture of Science and Medicine.
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Graeme Gooday, Head of School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science Professor of History of Science and Technology

+44 (0)113 343 3274

Social History of Laboratories and Instruments, especially physics; History of Electrical Technology, especially telecommunications; Gender and Technology, Histories of patenting.
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Kersten Hall, Visiting Fellow

Origins and Development of Molecular Biology (esp. the Role Played by Physicists); Debates Concerning the Interpretation and Influence of Gregor Mendel and His Role in the Origin of Genetics.
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Jonathan Hodge, Senior Lecturer (retired)

Jonathan Hodge researches the long run history of theories about origins and species.
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Annie Jamieson, MA History and Philosophy of Science (2002)

Annie completed her MA History and Philosophy of Science in 2002. Since then, she has completed her PhD and is now a Research Fellow in HPS at the University.
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Louise Jenkins, PhD student

Emergency Midwifery Care, Complex midwifery care and the promotion of Normal birth and Antenatal and Newborn Screening.
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Claire Jones, Visiting Fellow

0113 343 3460

Researcher and curator with interests in the modern History of Medicine, and the material culture of science and medicine
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Chris Kenny, Teaching Fellow, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

+44 (0)113 343 3266

Science and Religion; Early Modern Science; Early Modern Philosophy.
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Jack Morrell, Visiting Lecturer

British Science, 1760- c.1939; History of Scientific Institutions; History of Geology.
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Daniel Nicholson, MA History and Philosophy of Science 2006

Dan graduated from the University in 2005. He talks about his passion for HPS and how this led him to study for the MA at Leeds. Dan is now a research fellow working at Exeter University.
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Gregory Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science

+44 (0)113 343 3269

History and Philosophy of Biology, especially evolutionary biology, genetics and animal behaviour; History of the Human Sciences; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of History; Intellectual Property
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Samuel Schindler, MA History and Philosophy of Science (2005)

Samuel completed his MA in 2005 and continued with PhD study at Leeds. He is now enjoying a successful career at Aarhus University in Denmark.
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Efram Sera-Shriar, Visiting Fellow

Race science in the 19th century, Imperialism and science, History of scientific exploration, Religion and science in 19th-century Britain, History of the social sciences
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James F. Stark, Associate Professor in Medical Humanities

+44 (0)113 343 0247

History of modern medicine, especially infectious disease, public health and ageing.
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Mark Steadman, PhD student

A History of the Scientific Collections of the Leeds Museum, 1819-1921: Acquiring, Interpreting & Presenting the Natural World in the English Industrial City
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Jonathan Topham, Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)113 34 32526

Jon Topham is a Senior Lecturer in History of Science and Programme Director for PRHS Joint Honours. His research relates mainly to the cultural history of science in late Georgian Britain.
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Peter Vickers, MA History and Philosophy of Science (2005) PhD History and Philosophy of Science (2009)

Peter completed his MA History and Philosophy of Science at Leeds and continued on to complete his PhD. He is now a lecturer in Philosophy at Durham.
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Adrian Wilson, Senior Lecturer in History of Medicine

+44 (0)113 343 3261

History of Childbirth; English Voluntary Hospitals, 1750-1850; History of Pathology; Historical Theory; Literary Theory.
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Vivian Wyatt, Visiting Lecturer

+44 (0)113 264 6679

Genetic Susceptibility to Polio and Motor Neurone Disease; Poliomyelitis and Injections in the Third World; History of Brucellosis.
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